A scene from “Days of Light” (Korea Foundation)
A pilot suffers severe injuries from an accidental landing; an elderly lady with her grandson tries to find her daughter at a hospital; a millionaire housewife is trapped in her penthouse with her housemaid; a teenage girl’s 15th birthday party goes awry; a pastor and his daughter take advantage of the chaotic situation; a detached couple finds each other amid a solar storm.
These six different stories are part of an omnibus drama film showing us that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
“Days of Light,” which opens the Korea Foundation World Cinema Week this Friday, is co-directed by six young directors from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
This year’s World Cinema Week will offer a chance to explore cultural and historical diversity through 12 recent films from Latin America, which were selected by each participating embassy.
In addition, programs this weekend with writer Kim Young-ha, book YouTuber Kim Gyeol, and film critic Jeong Seong-il will introduce several notable films and provide an on-site forum for more engaging discussions.
A scene from “Zama” (Korea Foundation)
Both online and offline screenings are available free of charge.
The offline film screenings will take place this Saturday and Sunday at CGV Cheongdam Cinecity. Seventy percent of the seats will be made available through online booking via the KF World Cinema Week official website and 30 percent through on-site ticketing. On-site tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
The online screening runs through Aug. 18 on Naver TV. The screening schedule is also available on the KF World Cinema Week’s official website.
The event is co-hosted by embassies of 12 Latin American countries — Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Paraguay — commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Korea.
By Hwang Dong-Hee (email@example.com)